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Oct 15, 2012 2:05am EDT
aggressive in making the case for his view of where we should go as a country. >> reporter: ohio senator rob portman has been romney's debate prep partner. he says the republican is ready for battle. >> president obama is going to come out swinging. he is going to have to compensate for a poor first debate. >> reporter: the townhall format could prevent challenges, neither candidate has held many events like this. >> beth haoth have to tread lig. if they're going on the offense too aggressively with each other that can spill to the audience and make them look too combative. >> reporter: for the president that means getting aggressive could be a tricky balancing act. romney need to reach out to the audience and voters watching at home. >> conventional wisdom, governor romney isn't as good as connecting with voters as the president may be. we'll see huh he handles the dimension in the debates. >> reporter: karen travers, abc news, washington. >> the president has to make up for lost ground from the debate. polls nationally and in swing states are tightening up. a lot on the line. the piece
ABC
Oct 15, 2012 7:00am EDT
going great. >> reporter: pundits are saying it had better be going great. >> if obama has one more debate as bad as the first one, he's in trouble. >> let him be the senator and accounted he was in 2008 and he'll do beautifully. >> mr. president, you're exciteled to your own airplane and house, but not your own facts. >> reporter: strong enthusiasm is up for romney supporters dramatically. he also now numerically leads the president in strong supporter enthusiasenthusiasm. not good firsts for the president. one silver lining for mr. obama, the percentage of registered voters who say the country is on the wrong track is at its lowest level in three years. another new poll has romney up 50% to 48% across ten battleground states. as the nation looks forward to the next debate, "saturday night live" had some fun with the last one with the vice presidential candidates. >> i'm sorry, with all due respect, this is a bunch of malarkey. >> a bunch of malarkey? >> yeah. >> what does that mean? >> uh, it's irish. >> no, no, irish is i come over there and smack that dumb look off your face. >>
ABC
Oct 14, 2012 9:00am EDT
, when obama and romney meet for the second face-off. we'll ask our headliner, ohio senator rob portman, the man playing president obama in mitt romney's debate prep. and the vice president's son, delaware attorney general bo biden. >>> insights and analysis from our all-star panel. newt gingrich, chris dodd, george will, donna brazile, richard norton smith and the moderator of thursday night's debate -- >> it was a preplanned assault by heavily armed men. wasn't this massive intelligence failure? >> abc's martha raddatz. it's a special discussion about the debates along with our partners at the miller center at the university of virginia. >>> good morning, everyone. george is off today. we're in the home stretch of this campaign. 23 days until the final votes are cast. all eyes are on tuesday's debate and how serious the president is taking it. he's spending the weekend not on the campaign trail, but instead, hunkered down for debate prep. his campaign went on the air yesterday featuring a familiar voice. >> every president inherits challenges. few have faced so many. there are still c
ABC
Oct 8, 2012 11:35pm EDT
remembers then-senator obama enlisted him to help sell her on the idea to convince him to run for president. >> he said i think i'll take a run at the presidency, i was like what? if you talked to your wife about in? he was like, no, he says to me, you got to do me favor, you got to talk to her because she's not going to go for it. i was like, you're right, darn right she's not going to go for it. >> reporter: craig tells me -- >> yeah. >> reporter: -- your husband was outright nervous to tell you that he wanted to run for president. is he a little bit intimidated, a little bit afraid of you, do you think. >> no, not at all. this is one of the things i love about barack, he's so used to having strong women in his life, it's odd, i tell him that this is somehow god keeping his testosterone in check, because really he's surrounded by women. he grew up with a single mom, his grandmother was the true head of the household. he married me, he's got malia and sasha who do not mince their words and he's sustained himself through a life a strong women. >> reporter: her strength comes from
ABC
Oct 8, 2012 2:05am EDT
u.s. senator in connecticut is very close. the battle between the republican linda mcmahon and chris murphy has been particularly nasty. their debate yet no different. >> i think obama care was put into place to bring down the cost curve on health care and that's not what is happening. insurance premiums is going up and the cost of health care is going up, and we are going to add 10 million more people to the health care roles. >> let's fix the bill and make it right and not repeal it. you can't preserve the good parts while getting rid of the parts you don't like, and that can't happen. >> the two are vying for the seat now held by lieberman, an independent now retiring. >>> and then a drone shot down after it crossed into israeli territory over the weekend. nobody was injured in the incident. the unmanned plane was not carrying explosives and was not a surveyance drone. officials don't believe it originated from palestinian area. the immediate suspect is hezbollah, according to one report. >> and the focus domestically is now here, and the world is a volatile place, and the idea th
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